• Friendships

    ——They don't just happen

    We pride ourselves on developing new student leaders while having fun.

  • Confidence

    ——Built from experience

    We put young people on the field in front of hundreds of spectators.

  • Teamwork

    ——Working with others

    is a skill that best learned early...

  • Showmanship

    —— Creativity and Artistry

    Being part of something Bigger...

  • Reward

    ——Achievement, Recognition

    for having done your very best...

Be part of something Bigger...

Welcome to the Home of the Wakefield High School Bands

Whether you are a parent, a student or a visitor to one of our annual festivals, we hope you find all the information here that you need.  If you are a Future Student, we have a page of information, just for you! Please contact us if you have any questions.


Entries for June 2012

Posted on October 01, 2015 09:04
2015 Heart of Carolina

Inclement Weather Announcement

Wakefield regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2015 Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational. 

Due to deteriorating field conditions, Wake County Schools made a system wide announcement that all scheduled activities on playing fields would be cancelled this weekend.  The benefits for an indoor competition were weighed against various other factors and after consultation with all the participating bands and the school staff, the decision to cancel was reached. 

Thank you for your support of our program and our students.

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Posted on October 20, 2014 13:32

WinterBlast! - February 14, 2015

Each winter more than 2000 people flock to the Wakefield campus to participate in the annual WinterBlast! Winter Guard and Winter Percussion Competition. This event is sponsored by the Wakefield Band Boosters and is governed by Winter Guard International and our local circuit, Atlantic Indoor Association. This circuit has member units based in cities from southern Maryland through Virginia and across central and eastern North Carolina.

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Posted on September 07, 2017 13:29

The Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational begins in

Please take a minute to sign up as a volunteer for the Heart Of Carolina!

Volunteer NOW


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Posted on April 22, 2016 21:19

There are a lot of reasons to join Color Guard...

Here's a video with a few of them:  YouTube

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Posted on April 12, 2016 13:39
2016 Heart of Carolina

Wakefield is pleased to announce the date for the 2016 Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational as October 1st 2016.  For more information and registration links, please see the event page.

2016 Heart of Carolina

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Posted on April 05, 2016 19:37
The ramps are designed with interlocking extensions at their tops which hold the three ramps together and prevent them from tipping or moving during performance.  The extensions also serve as the base for the platform, which is also reinforced to allow for students standing on or walking across the platform.  At their tallest point, the ramps are 20" tall.

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Posted on March 30, 2016 15:19
Parents, if you are interested in opportunities for your student to develop leadership skills and experience responsibility while at the same time lea...

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Posted on November 17, 2015 20:08
Go to our Events: State Dance competition to link to our Volunteer Sign up page and download the Volunteer Needs .pdf for more details:  http://w...

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Posted on September 17, 2015 22:16
I have been wanting to write this note to y’all since we relocated from Minnesota over the July 4th weekend.  “Thank You” fello...

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Posted on September 13, 2015 16:10
Be sure to check out the excellent pictures and videos taken and made available to us at no charge from Cyndi and Mike Townley. If you're interested...

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Posted on August 25, 2015 16:51
September 26th our students attend their first Marching Band competition. Dress Tech Day is like a theater production's Dress Rehearsal. Students will...

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Posted on August 14, 2015 08:31
One of my favorite movie lines comes from a story in which the best players of one of the best football teams go on strike and they bring in replaceme...

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Posted on August 11, 2015 07:48
Uniform Fitting Arrival Tiimes: Returning band members - 3:30 pm New band members - 4:15 pm
Posted on August 03, 2015 16:42
During band camp week, WHS MB parents filled 101 volunteer slots, built and painted 5 platforms/10 ramps, prepared and served 9 staff/student meals, s...

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Posted on August 03, 2015 07:39
Click here to access order form.
Posted on July 31, 2015 19:10
To: ALL Staff WHS From: Anson Robinson/WakefieldHS/WCPSS Date: 07/30/2015 10:18AM Cc: Felicia Hinton/Transportation/WCPSS@Staff, Theresa Dodd/Wakef...

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Posted on July 29, 2015 22:23
Download the documents distributed at the meeting:

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Posted on July 27, 2015 20:34
Let’s join the Wakefield HS PTSA in welcoming our new principal!  A short general PTSA meeting will be held on August 12th in the auditori...

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Posted on July 22, 2015 20:29
What is NightBEAT all about anyway?
Since its beginning in 1988, the NightBEAT event has become a perennial crowd favorite on the annual Drum Corps International® (DCI) Summer Games ...

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Posted on July 22, 2015 20:20
If you need to purchase new shoes or additional gloves for your returning student, please complete the online form below.  Payment is due prior t...

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Posted on July 21, 2015 08:07

Get ready to meet your upcoming marching band family over dinner. BEFORE dinner (5:00 pm) come see what your kids have been learning all week. Remember:  Many hands make a load light. 

  • Click here to make your reservation.
  • Bring a covered dish to share per your last name:
    A-R - side
    S-Z - dessert
  • Click here to volunteer for setup or serving or cleanup

Thanks! And looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Posted on June 18, 2015 08:42
Fair Share Payment #3 is DUE August 13
Click here to see schedule and payment options. Thanks for helping us stay in the green.

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Posted on May 12, 2015 16:06
Gently Used Color Guard Equipment Sale

Wakefield HS Band is pleased to make available many of our gently used Color Guard and Winter Guard costumes and flags for sale to other band programs.  All items have been professionally cleaned before placing into storage and are ready for your next show.  Costumes come in a variety of sizes and styles and are typically stocked in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of medium to large groups.  Please browse our inventory and contact us if there is something that interests you.  We can provide you with more information on quantity and size when you call. Prices are negotiable on all items.

Click "Store" in the main menu.

Contact: Brian Munoz

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Posted on May 05, 2015 22:14

Here are a few dates for you to keep in mind as we end the year....

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Posted on May 02, 2015 08:03

Tickets for the Spring Bandquet are on sale now in the Store.  Get yours today.

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Posted on April 27, 2015 11:44
 Did you miss last week's MB Interest Meeting?
If you missed last's week's meeting, please check out the following materials, and if you still have questions, please reach out to the Band Booster President and/or Mr. Munoz.

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Posted on April 24, 2015 06:58
Listen to the comments from one WHS Band Student about her experience as a new member.  

Joining the band is not just about taking another class,  it's about making new friends, becoming part of a team and learning about  leadership.   

You too can be part of something bigger.., 

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Posted on April 17, 2015 07:45
We are pleased to report that Maroon Winter Guard advances to SemiFInals!!!!! Please follow the link for schedules: Friday schedule: http://wgi.org...

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Posted on April 02, 2015 11:02
Wakefield High School band is pleased to present our Winter Program show case featuring concert performances by Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, as w...

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Posted on March 23, 2015 11:24
Wakefield High School winter programs plays host to the Atlantic Indoor Association (http://www.atlanticindoor.org/)  circuit championships for p...

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Posted on March 19, 2015 11:35
Here is a simple solution to the question what is for dinner/lunch?  PDQ- using your PDQ gift card that you bought for only $6 but get to buy wit...

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Posted on March 19, 2015 11:05
Greetings Parents: Here are few updates about what has been happening in the band/winter programs! also see next email about a new fundraiser!! ...

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Posted on February 15, 2015 17:09
We will be traveling to Panther Creek on February 28, 2015 for our first away competition.  We need two people that would be willing to drive the...

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Posted on February 09, 2015 07:29
Dear Parents and Students, It seems like just yesterday we were having our last competition!  We know that many of you have already started t...

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Posted on February 02, 2015 12:45
  • Please review revised by-laws
  • Contact Patti Hudson or Joyce Dumont with any questions/concerns you may have
  • We will make a motion to accept the revised by-laws at our March 2nd Band Concert MPA 15 minutes BEFORE concert start time at 6:45 PM

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Posted on December 09, 2014 10:12
Saturday December 13, 2014 is our last official marching band event of the season!!
Please be sure your student eats before they arrive and dress appropriately as the high on Saturday is predicted to be clear and a high of 52.

Thursday December 18, 2014 will be our winter concert the official call time is to be announced. Students will be provided with explicit directions on what to wear by Mr. Munoz.  

Save the Date:  February 14 2015 Winter Blast - we will be hosting an indoor winter programs competition featuring percussion and winter guard units event similar to Heart of Carolina but all inside where it's nice and warm!  if you would be interested in chairing a committee please email me!

Save the Date: March 28 2015 Atlantic Indoor Association Championships - prelims event 
Save the Date: April 11 2015 Tentative date for a spring field trip

If you want to know more information about winter programs in general please check out this websites:


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Posted on October 22, 2014 10:07
Wakefield High School Fruit Sale is now in progress, you can order online and have it delivered to your door. Fruit makes great holiday gifts!


Our sale starts: 10/13/2014
Our Sale Ends:11/7/2014

Wakefield's Organization ID: 259078
Wakefield's website:www.wakefieldfruitsale.com

If you know a band student and live locally you can have it delivered to the school around December 10, 2014

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Posted on October 07, 2014 08:57

Dear Parents and Students,

 I hope you have recovered from the weekend by now!   We encourage you to continue to support the band program in any way you can and continue your focus! We also have a limited number of Auto bell Car Wash Tickets available! They make great gifts and stocking stuffers.  Please see Joyce Dumont if you would like to buy a few more! Other school wide activities include Celebrate My Drive and Spirit Week!  Visit the school website for more details:http://wakefieldhs.wcpss.net/

Here is a really cool article about band that I found:

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Posted on September 18, 2014 08:41

Help Wakefield High School Band!!

*****Save the Date******

Wakefield High Bands'


1st Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!!


Saturday, November 8, 2014


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Posted on August 18, 2014 21:42
Greetings Parents and Students!

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped this past weekend!  There was a lot of activity on Saturday!  We had people getting trained to work at the PNC arena to earn money for their fair share accounts,  people working on props and of course students working hard to learn their show performances!  

Photos: Also during the course of band camp Mike and  Cyndi Townley as well as others,,.

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Posted on April 06, 2014 19:47
Marching Band 2014-2015 Intent Meeting
7:00 pm on April 14, 2014 in the Band Room

Any one interested in joining Marching Band next year should make plans to attend this meeting!

Click "Read More" for access to the 2014 Marching Band Intent forms.

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Posted on January 13, 2014 11:42
Since we realize that many of you like to plan ahead and may already be thinking about summer vacation to warm Sunny Spots, we thought we should share some of the details about summer events that will be taking place!  These are the main dates that should be marked on your calendar!  If you know of any rising freshman that might be joining us this fall please feel free to share!
  • June 17 to 19 (Tuesday to Thursday)
  • July 23 to July 25 (Wednesday to Friday)
  • July 28 to August 1st (Monday to Friday)
  • August 7 (Thursday)
Our entire schedule has not been finalized yet and as more details are available we will let you know!
If you have already made plans for the summer please be sure to speak or email  Mr. Munoz about any conflicts.

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Posted on October 14, 2013 05:01
HOC pictures from Mike Townley are stored on a web album for viewing and downloading.



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Posted on August 20, 2013 08:57
Greetings Band Parents,

I would like to share an exchange that I saw today that really brought home as to why we volunteer!  

Today we were serving breakfast to the returning teachers as they prepare for the new school year, I saw the smiles on their faces as they saw all that was prepared for them by parents and a few students!!  I realized at that moment that we give of ourselves not because we have to but for the simple joy we receive when we see the smiles on other people faces by our work!

For more details, click the link....

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Posted on August 06, 2013 09:05
Thanks to Gary Swann for taking over 300 pictures during Band Camp. These are stored on a Google Drive and available for viewing and downloading.



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Posted on July 26, 2013 15:00
 hope you get to spend some time relaxing with your family this weekend!  We will have a busy week next week as the students will continue learning their drill and working on the music.  The students will spend a good portion of their time outside. Therefore it is important that your student get LOTS OF REST! Eat healthy meals and continue drinking lots of water.  We have said this before please be sure to avoid eating dairy products next week! And they need to eat something before they come!

Your students have enjoyed the fruit you have sent it, so please continue to send it , watermelon, apples, grapes, oranges and cantaloupes work best.  

So next week schedule is:

Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday 9 am to 6:00 pm performance at 6:00 on practice field by the bus parking lot!  6:30 pm Potluck

We will be providing dinner to your students each day next week please find enclosed the menu for the week.  We do accommodate for vegetarians, so if  your student is a vegetarian please let Sonja Warner know atacadiamom@me.com.

Also we are looking for someone who loves to grill!  We have a grill night and need someone who can cook all of the burgers for the kids! and someone who can come setup and clean the grill the night before.  If you can do either of these please email Missy O'Neal at whsbbvol@gmail.com

What to Bring:

  • A white tshirt 
  • show music
  • instrument
  • dot book
  • poker chips
  • Pencil
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray,
  • A healthy packed lunch! and some snacks!
  • Comfortable clothing to move it and tennis shoes with socks!
  • Guard should bring their equipment 
  • A fun positive attitude!
If your student uses an inhaler or carries an epi pen they should bring that with them and carry it on them at all practices. 

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Posted on July 26, 2013 14:34

  You and your family are invited to attend our annual potluck dinner on Friday, August 2nd.  Students will put on a performance at 6::00 pm and then dinner will start at 6:30 pm.  If the letter of your students last name starts with A to R please bring a side dish or a salad.  If your students last name starts with S to Z please bring a dessert.  These dishes should be large enough to feed 12 to 14 people.

Also please follow the link below to make an RSVP.  We need to get an accurate account so we know how much chicken and beverages to make.  Please do this by July 26, 2013!


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Posted on July 25, 2013 09:57
Order your collectors edition of our show shirt Le Cirque!  Your student will get one free tshirt but it is recommended that your purchase extra!  They need to wear a white t shirt for practices, as well during the first couple football games and under the band uniforms!  Get extra for that quilt!  They also make great gifts for out of town family members!

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Posted on June 03, 2013 09:53
WHS Band Boosters:

I wanted to make you aware that a recommendation has been made to Human Resources for our new Band Director.  Human Resources has approved the recommendation of Brian Muñoz as Wakefield High School's new Band Director. 

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Posted on May 24, 2013 06:22
Greetings Band Families:

Be on the lookout for a gold envelope sent home with your student this past week!  This envelope contains the Marching Band 2013-2014 intent forms.  Everything that is printed on a colored sheet (not white) plus your first fair share payment of $205, needs to be turned in by June 13, 2013.  If these forms are not turned in at that time then you risk your students placement in the program.

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Posted on May 01, 2013 09:51
Show Props for Sale!
We are selling our gently used Bermuda Triangle Props: Airplane Wing and Ship. 


Heavy duty steel frame construction, covered in Burlap fabric for a strong, stable but easy-to-move prop.  Includes solid rubber no-flat wheels to easily roll on to field. Easily fits into 26 foot Box Truck.

Please contact Brian Munoz, Director at bmunoz@wcpss.net
Price Negotiable

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Posted on February 21, 2013 11:03
Don't miss the energetic performance by The Beast on Friday, March 1st in the Theater from 12:00 - 12:45pm.  "Beautifully rebellious and ref...

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Posted on November 12, 2012 08:50
Now that we have all had a full week off marching band, I would like to say Thank You. You have made this a very successful season all around, whether...

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Posted on September 26, 2012 14:33
Please see the attached file (revised) for the schedule this weekend.

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Posted on September 21, 2012 09:31
Dress/Tech day is this Saturday.  Rehearsal will begin promptly at 9am and will finish at 5pm.  As a reminder, students will need to bring their own lunch to this rehearsal.  Also as the name of this rehearsal implies, this day is used as a dress rehearsal.  The students just need to learn a few more sets and they will know the entire show from start to finish.   Students will be given specific instructions today for what they will need to bring to the rehearsal tomorrow.  Be aware that students may be asked today to bring black shoes, black socks and black gloves to the rehearsal. 

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Posted on September 13, 2012 17:17
Golden Corral Spirit Night
WHS Band Families, 

Please join us for our first Spirit Night of the new band season!  Spirit Night will take place on Monday, September 17th from 4pm-8pm at the Golden Corral in Wake Forest.   We really want a great outpouring of support to Golden Corral!  They have generously offered to support us by donating all the meals for 75 guest band directors attending our Heart of Carolina Competition next month! On Monday Golden Corral will be reserving a special room just for the band, their families and friends, so be sure to invite all!  Don’t forget to tell the cashier you’re with Wakefield High School band.  They have special pricing just for Wakefield and will give back 10% to the band too!

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Posted on September 06, 2012 06:36

HERE's OUR BIG CHANCE!!!!! The Wakefield High School Band Boosters has been accepted into the 2012 Chase Community Giving program!!!   This means we are in the running and have the rare opportunity to share in the $7.5 million they are granting to non-profit organizations who have been lucky enough to be accepted into this year's program!!!

Voting BEGINS TODAY and run through September 19th.  The top 196 charities in voting will receive a grant:


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Posted on August 30, 2012 10:12

WHS Band Family,

Please consider sponsoring trophies awarded to participants at the Heart of Carolina Marching Band Invitational on October 6, 2011.  Your family sponsorship will be acknowledged during the awards ceremony.  Each student whose family sponsors a trophy will present that trophy during the awards ceremony.   If you own a business, please consider sponsoring a trophy in your business's name.  Also, ask your company or someone you know that owns a business to sponsor a trophy. You may also sponsor a trophy with another band family and have both of your band students present the trophy together at the award ceremony. 

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Posted on July 23, 2012 18:02
Please find attached the uniform fitting schedule for Marching Band Camp. Please note that fittings will be done very differently this year, so it is extremely important that you read the instructions carefully.

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Posted on July 17, 2012 07:43

Dear WHS band families,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  One thing for certain, summer seems to be flying by.  It is hard to believe but Band Camp is just around the corner.  

I wanted to make you aware of some meetings that we usually hold during band camp so you can put these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

7:00PM New Parent Orientation

7:30PM General Meeting for ALL parents

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Posted on June 16, 2012 12:25

Before you head out to enjoy your summer vacation, please be sure to sign up to work a shift during band Camp or one of the evening rehearsals during the month of August.

This year band camp runs from July 23-August 03. Volunteers are needed at rehearsals to supply water, assist with meals, assist students and staff, and administer first aid. Each family is asked to work at least one shift during band cam or evening rehearsals. However, everyone is welcome and encouraged to work additional shifts if interested. Typically, about four volunteers are needed for each shift during rehearsals.

If you have indicated that you would like to work with uniforms you will be contacted directly by Lori Hubbard.

Parents of Color Guard students: you will be contacted directly by Annabelle Matherly to schedule a work time to work on flags. Look for an email sometime in the first week of July.

If you have any questions please email Joyce Dumont at whsbandcrew@gmail.com

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